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Old 06-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #299
hughrbeyer
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Re: Spiritual and i/p

I guess it's clear I'm with Orenji on this one. Yeah, it's good to keep perspective; yeah, in the big scheme of things this is a tempest in a teapot; yeah, people are adults; yeah, any harm done is probably very minor.

But the big scheme of things in which none of us amount to all that much is not how we measure our humanity. We can only affect the world in our own scale, and in that scale all these things matter a lot. We're either bending the curve towards truth or falsity. We're either offering true color or false--even if the false look brighter on first glance.

Norms and standards aren't maintained unless they're enforced. I think they're worth enforcing.